[Python-Dev] Alternative implementation of interning

Skip Montanaro skip@pobox.com
Wed, 14 Aug 2002 16:26:00 -0500

    >> ... how about renaming PyString_InternInPlace to
    >> PyString_InternImmortal?

    Guido> Better still, I think we could safely make all interned strings
    Guido> mortal -- I don't see any use for immortal strings.

Wasn't this part of the original discussion?  Extension modules are free to
call PyString_InternInPlace and may well expect immortal strings, so for
backward compatibility, the functionality probably has to remain for a time,

Of course, I'm speaking with my fake expert hat on.  I've never even
considered interning a string, immortal, immoral, or otherwise.